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Susu Attar at The Mistake Room- On View Through 12/18/18

I am pleased to share with you an interview I conducted with Los Angeles artist Susu Attar, currently exhibiting at The Mistake Room in LA. I first met Susu when she was one of the first Artist Fellows in the Little Tokyo Service Center +LAB Artist Residency Program. Her work is dynamic and powerful, and…

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Little Tokyo Service Center Announces 2019 +LAB Artist Residency Program

I am pleased to be involved once again as Artist Residency Advisor with Little Tokyo Service Center’s +LAB Residency Program. They have just announced a Call for Entry for California artists for their next residency session . Below is the press release, and links to the application  and the +LAB residency website. The Call ends…

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ARCAthens (Artist Residency Center Athens), Announces the Launch of Their Inaugural Artist Residency, for February 2019

For the past year I have been advising the new artist residency effort ARCAthens  (ARCAthens.org) and have been very pleased to be associated with them. I am passing on their very good news about their inaugural pilot residency, and the two wonderful Fellows who have been selected to be in Athens this Winter, 2019. Led…

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Creative Capital Dinner Project Takes Place at 18th Street Arts Center October 5 and Is A Safe Harbor For One Night

This past September, Creative Capital announced  the Dinners Project, a platform for artists and communities around the country to host potluck-style gatherings in locations across the United States from October 4 to 7, 2018 to ensure artists’ voices are an active part of civic discourse leading up to the midterm elections. Fourteen Creative Capital Awardees…

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Ai Wei Wei Answers Questions at UTA Press Event, October 4, 2018

On the morning of the third and final installment of his Los Angeles exhibitions, Ai Wei Wei was disarming yet candid with a small group of persons at the UTA Space in Beverly Hills. Looking a little tired from the past few days, he warmed up as the questions came his way, and offered some…

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New Season from Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA with Jason Moran and The Bandwagon

It was a terrific evening under a beautiful Los Angeles night sky this past September 29 at The Ford Theatre to see Finding a Line: Skateboarding, Music and Media –– an unprecedented collaboration exploring the intersection of skateboarding and jazz. Improvisation abounds as local skaters shredded a ramp on stage to a musical response performed live by Jason Moran…

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Remembering September 11

Since 1976 I have been making art. I am based in Los Angeles since 1990, but I get around. My longest running art project, and that to which I have the deepest personal commitment, is Words We Have Learned Since 9/11, began in 2005. It has been presented in numerous venues in many countries over…

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Artists Are Addressing the Tide of Gentrification in LA’s Little Tokyo

Having worked for the past year as Artist Residency Advisor for the Little Tokyo Service Center, designing and helping manage the pilot year of a new artist residency program, I was thrilled to see a wonderful piece in Hyperallergic by writer Abe Ahn. Abe goes into depth about the ongoing threat of displacement faced by…

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Come to Food on First!! July 21st in Little Tokyo

Food on First: A DIY Art + Film Workshop with artists Tina Takemoto & Susu Attar Saturday July 21, 2018 1:30-3:30 pm 341 1st St in Little Tokyo Food on First is a playful workshop uses fresh food sourced in Little Tokyo to create experimental drawings and film. Come play with your food and discover DIY…

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Little Tokyo Service Center Artist Projects Underway!!!

Artists Develop Public Art and Performances Re-envisioning Little Tokyo July 1, 2018 Little Tokyo Service Center 231 E Third Street, G106 Los Angeles, CA 90013 Contact: Mark Robbins, mrobbins@ltsc.org New Series of Workshops and Performances Include Contributions of Little Tokyo Residents and Community Members LOS ANGELES – Four artists are bringing new projects to Little…

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